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# Mount Everest’s summit is $8850~\text{m}$ $(29,035~\text{ft})$ above sea level. What is the barometric pressure there according to the standard atmosphere?

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The barometric pressure for the given height (altitude) can be found as the tabular value or as a value from the corresponding charts.

The tables are given in a similar form as the one below:

$\text{Altitude (feet)}$ $\text{Atmospheric pressure}$ $(\text{kPA})$
$\vdots$ $\vdots$
$15000$ $57.16$
$20000$ $46.61$
$25000$ $37.65$
$30000$ $30.13$
$35000$ $23.93$
$\vdots$ $\vdots$

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